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KICU
Oct 21, 2013 7:00pm PDT
accident that killed two bart workers on the tracks near walnut creek. the ntsb confirms that the operator was a trainee and a second trainee was on board. we begin with hopes for a possible labor deal. both sides are talking again, here's jana katsuyama. >> reporter: that's right, the atu has been here at the metropolitan transportation commission at the bart station. my sources are saying that there has been good progress and a deal could be very close. we do understand that the sciu says that they have only two remaining issues on the table, and that's whittled down from about six on friday. about 5:45 this afternoon, the atu president antoinette president walked back into the building. she looked a little tired. earlier, they let us in their strategy room at their headquarters, and we learned both unions and bart have been negotiating and talking through the federal mediator greg limb today after new proposals were presented just after midnight. >> whether it was the issue of wanting more on the work load or not on the work load, we have worked earnestly to meet their needs wi
FOX
Oct 21, 2013 5:00pm PDT
was going faster than estimated which was 50 but the ntsb investigators say it was between 60-70 miles per hour when the train struck the two people on the tracks. the investigator also said the operator at the time knew the people were there and southbounded an -- and sounded an air horn. they took all die interview the driver -- day to interview the people involved, on board were two trainers and a treney and three people to -- trainee and three people to trouble shoot. >> there were six employees on the train at the time of the accident. we have begun to examine the train equipment -- training equipment. >> reporter: we spoke to three train operators, on a normal work day they are notified about crews on the track ahead of time and every 15 minutes. >> we are trained as train operators. -- operators. when there is a crew on the ground we have to hit the air horn. if they don't raise their hand we have to stop. the train and inform central. >> reporter: what we have been told by operators and family members of b.a.r.t. workers who have been killed is you don't hear a trcoming l
FOX
Oct 23, 2013 6:00am PDT
>>> good morning. we are live here in walnut creek where the ntsb will continue their investigation into the deaths of two bart workers over the weekend. we will tell you how this will effect your afternoon commute coming up. >>> and state safety officials are taking back their original decision that no violation occurred when a construction worker died earlier this year at the new 49ers stadium. we'll tell you about this latest development. >>> we have new information about a deadly police shooting. it happened in santa rosa. the questions and controversy because of the age of the person who was killed. >>> also the warriors get ready to kick off a new season. the big party plan in oakland this morning. ktvu channel 2 morning news continues. >> good morning. you are looking live at the memorial that now sits along the fence near the bart tracks between lafayette and pleasant hill. all in remembrance of the two bart workers killed. the ntsb investigation is now under way and today the tracks will be shut down for a few hours as part of that investigation. brian flores will have more
FOX
Oct 21, 2013 4:30am PDT
hour. >>> time is 4:33. the ntsb has joined the investigation into a deadly accident at the walnut creek bart station where two workers were killed this weekend. tara moriarty is live. tara. >> you know a lot of people have been asking how did this accident happen? how is it possible that two people on the tracks could not hear a train coming? and i'm told by a bart worker that the trains are actually pretty quiet and you really don't hear them until they are right up on you. this area is also near a freeway. so he says its understandable on how this could happen. right now bart workers are cleaning up the scene of this accident. dozens gathered nearby for a candle light vigil. saturday the two workers were struck and killed by a four-car nonrevenue train while doing a track inspection. one was doing the inspection while the other was supposed to be on the lookout. radio transmission suggests confusion about whether work was going on along the track. bart was training people on the train on how to operate and have the skills in the event of an extended strike. the ntsb arrived earl
KOFY
Oct 21, 2013 11:30pm PDT
look at how the morning commute is shaping up. >> late today. ntsb condition firmed bart employee operating the train that killed 2 workers over the weekend was a trainee. lillian has the latest on the federal investigation from the pleasant hill bart station. >> ntsb won't say whether bart employee at the control is a manager and whether he was learning to operate the taken in the event of strike. only concerned he was in fact training when he hit a bart employee and contractor inspecting the tracks. 58-year-old christopher shepherd of hayward and 66-year-old larry daniels of oakland. according to the ntsb the operator ainee was aware that workers were on the track tracks. >> there is a system in place on bart to where they will announce over the system where people are out on the right-of-way and we just begun to gather that data what the announcement was. >> 5 other people were on the out of service train including trainer another trainee and 3 workers on maintenance duties. ntsb also says the train was on automatic mode going about 60 to 70 miles per hour. and that horn was so
FOX
Oct 21, 2013 12:00pm PDT
the ntsb is continuing its investigation. >>> the death of two -- its investigation into the death of two workers killed on the tracks over the weekend. this was the scene this morning as commuters tried to take advantage of the limited free bus service provided at nine b.a.r.t. stations. there were also long lines at bay area ferry terminals and the traffic backup started early on bridges and roadways. we want to give you a live look at the conditions -- it looks like the roads are clearing up a little bit. you can see the bay bridge toll plaza on the left side of your screen where there is a slight backup. a little unusual for the middle of the day. but over at the san mateo bridge, conditions seem to be smooth. as you can see most of the roadways are green now. there's some red at ashby and berkeley. there looks like slowing as we saw on the approach to the bay bridge toll plaza. we have team coverage. b.a.r.t. strike and the investigation into the two deaths on the b.a.r.t. strikes. we begin with ktvu's brian flores who talked to both sides and joins us live from the lake merri
FOX
Oct 23, 2013 12:00pm PDT
the three and a half hour period. it's essential for the ntsb to shut down the tracks to do what they need to do to complete their investigation. >> reporter: this re-enactment is scheduled to take place from now until 3:30. i just got off the phone from the ntsb who says this will entail a b.a.r.t. train going back and forth so that investigators can measure and remeasure and analyze speed so they get a better chance to understand the situation from last saturday. but since the accident, the ntsb has concluded quite a few things. for one, there were no mechanical malfunctions from the accident. only to say there's evidence of hard braking. we know the train operator was training at the time. as we take it back out here live, pretty silent. we're north of the b.a.r.t. station. the b.a.r.t. stations affected, pleasant hill, walnut creek and la fayette. this re-enactment scheduled from now until 3:30. if you need to take b.a.r.t., you have to take the bus through those stations until this re-enactment is over. we're live in walnut creek, brian flores, ktvu channel 2 news. >> thank you,
ABC
Oct 21, 2013 11:00pm PDT
. ntsb condition firmed bart employee operating the train that killed 2 workers over the weekend was a trainee. lillian has the latest on the federal investigation from the pleasant hill bart station. >> ntsb won't say whether bart employee at the control is a manager and whether he was learning to operate the taken in the event of prolong strike. only concerned he was in fact training when he hit a bart employee and contractor inspecting the tracks. 58-year-old christopher shepherd of hayward and 66-year-old larry daniels of oakland. according to the ntsb the operator trainee was aware that workers were on the track tracks. >> there is a system in place on bart to where they will announce over the system where people are out on the right-of-way and we just begun to gather that data what the announcement was. >> 5 other people were on the out of service train including trainer another trainee and 3 workers on maintenance duties. ntsb also says the train was on automatic mode going about 60 to 70 miles per hour. and that horn was sounded and emergency brake were applied. >> ntsb will al
Telemundo
Oct 21, 2013 11:00pm PDT
southworth/portavoz ntsb 3:30:19 the operation of the train was for training and maintenance purposes. there were 6 employees in the train at the time of the accident. jim southworth dijo que el train estaba operando por motivos de entrenamiento y manteniemiento.. y haban 6 empleados dentro del train en el momento del accidente. christopher sheppard de 58 aÑos y residente de hayward, y laurence daniels de 66, fueron arrollados el sbado mientras trabajaban en una porcin de la via en walnut creek.. todo indica que bart estab entrenando a administrador es para operar los trenes en caso de que la huelga se extendiera.. investigadores dicen que el tren no tena cmaras exteriores, pero s interiores.. y que examinaran el video y las comunicaciones de radio para ayudar a determinar el por que del accidente. s.o.t. jim southworth/portavoz ntsb 9:42:18 the preliminary information we have is that it was an ato automatic train operation. el portavoz agreg que el tren estaba en funcin automtica en el momento del accidente. el ntsb agreg que entrevistaron a 4 empleados, incluyendo el maquinista, po
CBS
Oct 20, 2013 11:00pm PDT
. >>> good evening. as workers mourn the loss of 2 of their colleagues, the ntsb is on the ground to find out what happened. what they will focus and the message from the unions tonight, brian? >> reporter: one union decided not to picket tonight because of the accident. the other decided to keep on walking. some of them are still here tonight. but all of the unions took a moment to honor the men who were killed. >> reporter: dealing with the emotions and everything. >> reporter: candles and prayers, handshakes, hugs, b.a.r.t union members in oakland doing their best to lift heavy hearts. >> everyone is effected by this. it is horribly sad, horribly sad. >> reporter: at the accident scene, federal investigators arrived one day after two men were killed they walked the tracks, sifted through evidence and eventually moved the train. >> we took measurements and wanted to get a good look at the lay of the land, the accident area before we were going to move any equipment. it is commonly do. >> reporter: the victim, a b.a.r.t employee and and a contract were inspecting a dip in the track when
CBS
Oct 22, 2013 5:00pm PDT
since then. just wait for the bay bridge and you'll get to see mike sugarman. >>> the ntsb is giving its last plan on the crash that killed two transit workers on bart tracks. let's listen live. >> a job briefing is also required before beginning work. the designation and a plan is discussed on how and where to move into the clear of any on coming trains or other equipment operated on either track in either direction at any time. the examination of various downloads from the train equipment continues. the ntsb has taken custody of all image recording and the evidence has been shipped to washington d.c. including the operating tab portion of the image recorders and the passenger car be being handle in the same fashion. tomorrow, ntsb will plan and coordinate. and a reanactment was planned for tomorrow. it will occur tomorrow after the completion and agreement of plans and protocol tomorrow morning. as you're aware. bart began running revenue passenger trains early this morning. additional interviews as i mentioned before, will also be accomplished tomorrow. questions? >> now, this aga
CW
Oct 21, 2013 10:00pm PDT
are making those announcements. ntsb has been out here. they gave us an update this evening here at crash site. now what they are saying is that the person who was operating the train at the time was in the cab, in the front portion of the train responsible for operating the train. although the train was in automatic at the time of the fatal crash. >> look at training procedures, we'll look at past training, we'll look at 72 hour history of everybody involved. we won't leave any stone unturned. >> they spent 8 to 10 hours today interviewing employees and learning quite a bit more about saturday's fatal train wreck. the ntsb reports six employees were on board the train for a training session, that includes one trainer and three trainees. investigators say one of the trainees was in the cab operating the train at the time it ran over the two men on the track, contractor, lawrence daniels, and bart engineer, chris shepherd. before the crash, there was an announcement warning that employees were on the track. question is, was that message received by the trainee who was operating the t
FOX
Oct 22, 2013 6:00pm PDT
supervising that training. the ntsb is going to be doing a reenactment tomorrow of the accident on the tracks in order to gather some more information. one of the questions they'll be trying to answer is how these two workers on the tracks may have been caught off guard. the two men did get a verbal approval from bart dispatch to do the work they were doing on the tracks. >> to allow them to go on or near the live tracks, the responsibility of their safety is on themselves. >> the average speed for a bart train on this section of track is about 70 miles per hour according to bart. it takes a train going that speed about five seconds to travel a tenth of a mile, and if you staund right next to the track, you first hear the train only about three seconds before it zips by. the bart tracks where the accident happen run parallel to 680, and the noise from freeway traffic is constant in the background making it even more difficult to hear anything. the ntsb says bart procedures call for one person to act as a lookout whenever work is being done on the tracks. >> and a plan is also discu
ABC
Oct 22, 2013 5:00am PDT
the roads on twitter@abcnewsbayarea for updates. now the ntsb investigation that killed two bart workers. bart managers will be interviewed after cop firming a trainee was operating the train that struck and killed a 58-year-old chris tough shepard and larry daniels. the ntsb will not say not employee at the controls is a manager who was being trained to operate the train. the train was on automatic mode going 60 to 70 miles per hour and the horn went off and emergency breaks applied. the ntsb will conduct a reenactment of the accident today. >> a panel appointed by the governor to look at a possible a.c. transit strike will weigh in on what they learned with riders testifying how the strike would impact them. a.c. transit requested the cooling off-day period when the strike was called. the union representing 1,600 workers rejected two contract offers. the sticking point is the new health insurance payments. >> man is dead after a police shooting in union city. it happened at 8:30 lat night at an apartment. police say they received a call of a domestic dispute. officers found a m
NBC
Oct 23, 2013 6:00am PDT
walnut creek with more details on the investigation and how this will affect riders. >>> this ntsb investigation means that these tracks here in walnut creek will be shut down for basically 3 1/2 hours starting at noon while investigators continue to look into how something like this could happen in the first place with safety measures in place. there are flowers and candles out here for the two b.a.r.t. workers that were killed on saturday. these flowers, about 25 feet away from the tracks. they will try to figure out how to stop the tragedy from happening again. it was around 1:00 p.m. during the strike when the 58-year-old and the 66-year-old were hit by a train going 60 to 70 miles per hour. they had already radioed in to say they were on the tracks. their responsibility of safety, apparently their own. one worker was to inspect the track. the other was to acts a lookout. today, about the same time, between noon and 3:30, barth wi b.a.r.t. will operate a bus. there will be no service at the walnut creek station during this investigation. >> typically, they will try to do the re
FOX
Oct 22, 2013 5:00pm PDT
running. as the system works to get back to normal, the ntsb is updating us on that deadly bart accident that killed two workers over the weekend. ktvu's ally rasmus is live in walnut creek. here's the ntsb briefing underway. >> i also have with me again on this team. mr. hickston works from indiana, and gorgetta gregory is our division choef out of washington, as well. this is my third and will be my last press briefing while on scene. once again, on behalf of the ntsb as an agency and myself and my team, we express our sincere condolences to the families, coworkers and friends of the deceased in this accident. last evening, ntsb investigators held another progress meeting to report and discuss their progress, findings of the activities, and as i said yesterday, this on-team phase is just a fact-gathering phase, and we continue to benefit from the parties cooperating and assisting us in this investigation. those parties being the state of california, public utilities commission, bay area rapid transit district, federal transit administration, and the state of california department of in
ABC
Oct 22, 2013 1:05am PDT
shaping up. >> late today. ntsb condition firmed bart employee operating the train that killed 2 workers over the weekend was a trainee. lillian has the latest on the federal investigation from the pleasant hill bart station. >> ntsb won't say whether bart employee at the control is a manager and whether he was learning to operate the taken in the event of prolong strike. only concerned he was in fact training when he hit a barttracr inspecting the tracks. 58-year-old christopher shepherd of hayward and 66-year-old larry daniels of oakland. according to the ntsb the operator trainee was aware that workers were on the track tracks. >> there is a system in place on bart to where they will announce over the system where people are out on the right-of-way and we just begun to gather that data what the announcement was. >> 5 other people were on the out of service train including trainer another trainee and 3 workers on maintenance duties. ntsb also says the train was on automatic mode going about 60 to 70 miles per hour. and that horn was sounded and emergency brake were applied. >>
FOX
Oct 21, 2013 6:00am PDT
killed over the weekend. this is the memorial. we will tell you about the ntsb investigation under way. >>> a public hearing about a possible ac transit strike. what the leaders are debating. and how you bay area commuters could be effected. >>> good morning. thank you for joining us on this monday. here's a live look at people boarding the ferries in alameda this morning. we have seen the lines snaking around and reports in over the weekend. and more people are expected to be on the ferries this morning as they search for alternate transportation. we are in day four of the bart strike. the bart trains are not running this morning. we want to welcome you on this monday. >> that is right. it is monday october 21st i'm dave clark. >> and i'm maureen naylor in for pam cook. we want to get a quick look of weather before we get to traffic. >> thank you. we do have a lot of fog around. some conditions under career skies. everyone is pretty close here. 40s to low 50s mountain view. that is moffett. we will go 62 today. 20s up in the mountains. 46 at monterey. there is a lot of fog up and
FOX
Oct 21, 2013 5:00am PDT
about the ntsb investigation under way. >>> a public hearing about a possible ac transit strike. what the leaders are debating. all ahead on ktvu channel 2 morning thinks. >>> good morning, to you. these are live pictures. this is outside the fremont bart station. people are lined up waiting for a charter bus. good morning. welcome to a brand new day. it is monday, october 21st i'm dave clark. >> and good morning, i'm maureen naylor in for pam cook. we want to get a quick look at weather and traffic. any changes? >> no. very, very quiet. fog or sun. cool to mild to warm. some of that fog is very thick. san francisco had a good run last week. not this week. it will be more into the 60s. high pressure wins out. there is a quiet pattern. fog, sun, cool coast warm inland. here is sal. >>> steve, good morning. you know there are no bart trains today. the traffic will be busier today. it will be busier in my opinion than it would be on friday. let's go and look at some of the pictures. bay bridge for example is already filled in now and on friday we didn't have this. moving along and
ABC
Oct 21, 2013 5:00am PDT
creek and concord. investigators with the ntsb took over the accident scene on sunday and spent much of the day inspecting the train and conferring with local and state counterparts. this week, the inspector and his team said all will be tested for drugs and alcohol. safety records will be we viewed and digital data will help investigators determine who was in the cabin of the train and the speed at the time. >> we will spread out with the expertise that we get from 9 parties and look at every part of what went on. >> when you are involved in a pa facility you have to analyze the camera in the cab, they want your phone records. >> the victims have been identified as a contract worker and a union worker, both men said to have a great deal of experience 689 union members continue to hold the picket line with candles placed in memory of the workers. the mood has been somber. the workers say they will hold out until they have an offer for fair contract. at lake merritt bart for abc7 news. >> now the latest in the bart talks, the labor strike is better the fourth day and the board will ho
ABC
Oct 21, 2013 6:00am PDT
candles placed in memory of the worker whose lost their lives. >> this afternoon the ntsb will have an opportunity for the press to ask the latest information in their investigation. they have said it has moved from a criminal investigation to an investigation where they want to know exactly what happened and why. >> charter buses are running at bart stations. passengers have been lipping up to get a ticket. >> we are at the we walnut creek bart station with the hatest. amy? >> the demand is high in walnut creek. this line is huge. the people are waiting. there are no buses. who knows when the next bus will show up? they are hanging out, waiting for a bus. there are defeated attitudes with commuters. they are accepting it will be a rough day. >> i will be a little bit late. it is okay. i hope they won't strike anymore. it is inconvenient. >> the lines are long at correct wreck. a bart spokesman suggested you try lafayette. the crowds are not is bad. there are nine stations to grab shuttles. they are listed on this map. bart added 13 buses today than offered on friday and it looks like
CBS
Oct 22, 2013 4:30am PDT
train wreck. the ntsb reports six employees were on board the train for a training session that includes one trainer and two trainees, the other three were maintenance workers. investigators say one of the trainees was in the cab operating the train at the time it ran over the two men on the tracks. contractor lawrence daniels and bart engineer christopher sheppard. before the crash, there was an announcement on the bart radio warning that employees were on the tracks. >> personnel, we have [ indiscernible ] >> reporter: the question is was that message received by the trainee who was operating the train? >> we have preliminary information is yes, there was an announcement and they were aware of the people on the tracks. >> reporter: but the people on the track apparently don't get any warning. bart uses a procedure called a simple approval requiring any workers on the track to use a lookout and keep an eye out for themselves whether any trains are approaching. the ntsb reports the train did honk its horn as it approached the men at between 60 and 70 miles per hour. it's not clear how mu
KRON
Oct 21, 2013 8:00pm PDT
scott rates repots - the n-t-s-b now is now investigating. >> reporter:the ntsb spending the day monday interviewing bart employees, trying to figure out why and how larry daniels and chris sheppard were stuck by a train killing them both. >> reporter:lead ntsb investigator james southworth flanked by his team on either side answering questions from reporters monday afternoon questions like, how fast the train was going, and who was in the operators compartment at the time of the accident >> reporter:the ntsb does confirm that the train was in an automatic mode, but would not comment on if all the bart employees were following procedure when the accident happened. >> and was there to do training into were trainees. >> reporter:we have also learned that an emergency stop was pressed just before the accident, and that the video shot from the inside of the train has been sent to a washington d.c lab for processing the ntsb saying this is just the beginning of a long investigation into how these two men died >> these things happened and basically in an instant we have to take a look
KOFY
Oct 22, 2013 11:30pm PDT
it happened. good evening. i'm dan ashley. carolyn johnson is off tonight. the ntsb plans to shutdown the track between pleasant hill and lafayette bart stations tomorrow from noon until 3:30. officials hillary enact what happened -- will reenact what happened leading up to the accident. john alston is live in walnut creek where a memorial is growing. >> this is the area where the two men were killed. tomorrow the ntsb will be running trains along this track and trying to reconstruct what happened. today they released some new information. the ntsb says the crash happened while bart was training workers to pick up passengers during the strike. bart claimed it was a routine maintenance run. >> there were two individuals being trained on the day of the accident. each trainee spent time in the operator seat for such training under the direct supervision of an experienced trainer. >> a horn was sounded before impact and the flat spots on the rear wheel suggest the emergency brakes were activated before impact. data, awed -- audio and video are being analyzed. the crash killed chr
Al Jazeera America
Oct 21, 2013 1:00pm EDT
involved in the accident rolled out of here. ntsb investigators are trying to figure out what caused it to plow into two worker workers chg the tracks saturday killing both of them. the train was running in automatic mode. bart says there was an experienced operator at the controls. the ntsb will look at the issue and scrutinize the equipment. >> we do a thorough mechanical smiks of the train inside and out, wheels, brakes, the third rail, all those things. >> investigators spent four hours sunday on the tracks between two suburban train stops and they'll likely spend the next four to ten days collecting evidence. earlier flowers and a card marked the spot where bart said an employee and a contractor were looking at a reported dip in the tracks when the train hit them. investigators say they will look at the video taken from the camera facing into the cab of the train. they will look for documents photos and sketches. they already have transmissions from the operator of the train at the moment of impact. >> rating at c-53 and c-54 camps let me know when you're ready to proceed. bart emerge
CBS
Oct 23, 2013 12:00pm PDT
return our calls. live in santa rosa, cate caugiran, kpix 5. >>> happening right now, the ntsb has temporarily closed multiple bart stations to reenact the accident that killed two bart workers last saturday. train traffic is being derailed in the east bay because of it. anne makovec is at the walnut creek bart station where investigators are searching for answers. >> reporter: the station closures are in effect for about 3.5 hours this afternoon from now until 3:30 and eventually the ntsb is going to be on the tracks reenacting that deadly accident when one bart worker and one contractor were killed at about 2 p.m. on saturday. they were up there trying to repair a dip in the track when the train hit and killed them both. some of the things that have come out over the past 48 hours, they were working with simple approval so they are responsible for their own safety out there. one was the lookout. as far as who was driving the train, it was a bart manager, being trained to operate during the bart strike. now, everything on the train itself appeared to be in working order preliminar
NBC
Oct 22, 2013 11:00pm PDT
into b.a.r.t. workers on saturday. tomorrow, the ntsb will shut down the section of track where the men died. from noon to 3:30 p.m., there will be no train service. >> there's going to be a bus bridge between here and lafayette, up to walnut creek and laufayette. and they're finding answers that lead to more questions. while it's clear what happened, it's anything but clear how it could have happened. a b.a.r.t. train ran over two employees. the two radioed the the dispatchers to say they were on the tracks. one worker was to inspect the tracks for damage. the other was to act as a lookout. >> the lockout must be positioned outside of the train envelope. to view any oncoming train from either direction on any track. >> that means he should not have been where a train passing by could have hit him. and there was some warning. >> there was a horn sounding. >> there was no radio warning from the train dispatcher. it's not fired. tests on the lights and brakes are operational. though, the brakes show flat spots. there's cameras on the train but none point forward down the tracks. >> ty
ABC
Oct 21, 2013 5:00pm PDT
far. bart said the train was doing maintenance that, may be true but ntsb confirmed the man operating the train was being trained at the time of the accident. the 58-year-old was killed. he's a union member who crossed the picket line to go to work that day. a 66-year-old larry daniels was also killed. the team said they have interviewed four employees so far, including operator, they have collected a fair amount evidence at the scene. and >> this was a nonrevenue trip for training as well as maintenance personnel to do checks and tracks and equipment itself. so he was in training. >> now, part of what the national transportation safety board will do next is look at work rules protocols supposed to be followed. and whether those procedures were followed in full in this case. ntsb says a train was being run by a computer, and traveling between 60 and 70 miles per hour, the time of the accident. the ntsb said the operator did push an emergency stop button. how quickly the train could stop has yet to be determined. >> a different labor dispute closed today. truckers claim they're mistrea
ABC
Oct 20, 2013 5:00pm PDT
, what's happening now? reporter: well, ntsb investigator in charge just finished speaking. we have new information. this is what he had to say. >> my concern coming out here, as it is for every investigation to find out what happened. gather the facts, and that's all we'll do is gather the facts and make the measurements, open every door, spread out with the expertise from the parties and look at every single part of what went on out here and make a determination what happened. >> his final report could take as long as six months. we learned the things they'll be looking for, video record those cabin. there nor video recorders on the trains facing outward down the track but there are cameras and digital recording inside the cabin. allowing investigators to see who was in the cabin at the time of the accident. and they'll be working at the training and safety of workers, one thing under review, tracks and wayside safety. that means what was the section of those authorized to be on the track at the time. ntsb investigator in charge, jim farrell, said they'll take as long as they need to
CBS
Oct 22, 2013 1:35am PDT
right before this weekend's deadly b.a.r.t. accident. >> reporter: ntsb investigators spent the day out here at the crash scene. what they're telling us that even though the train was in an automatic pilot that there was someone in the cab by themselves, and that that person was an employee who was being trained at the time because of the strike. >> we'll look at training procedures, past training, 72 hour history of everybody involved. we won't leave any stone unturned. >> reporter: they spent eight to ten hours interviewing employees and learned more about the train wreck. six employees were on board the train for a training session. investigators say one of the trainees was in the cab operating the train at the time it ran over the two men on the track. contractor lawrence daniels and b.a.r.t. engineer chris sheppard. before the crash there was an announcement on the b.a.r.t. radios warning that employees were on the track. >> we have personnel there. >> reporter: was that message received by the trainee who was operating the train. >> the preliminary information, yes, there was an a
FOX
Oct 23, 2013 4:30am PDT
during that track shut down. >> reporter: its all part of that ntsb investigation in regards to the deadly bart accident that happened over the weekend. they will be spending that time recreating what happened. trying to figure out how the two workers were not able to get out of the way of the on coming bart train. behind me you can see a reminder of how dangerous it is to work on the bart tracks. according to bart, service between the lafayette station and pleasant hill will be halted for three hours as investigators use that time to recreate exactly what happened. now this will effect riders from noon until 3:30 this afternoon. remember those charter buses, well, they will be used again as a bus bridge from lafayette to pleasant hill by busing passengers in both directions every 15 minutes. terms of the reenactment investigators will go through every single detail. including one person who will act as a lookout. >> the designation of the lookout is determined during the job briefing and a plan is also discussed on how and where to move into the clear of any on coming trains or oth
FOX
Oct 21, 2013 6:00pm PDT
traffic is heavy as thousands of commuters turn to buses and ferries and the ntsb is releasing new information about the deadly accident over the weekend. >> we have team coverage tonight. first we begin with ktvu's ken pritchett. the union now says there are only two issues that still need to be settled in the negotiations. ken? >> reporter: both b.a.r.t. and the unions have expressed optimism or hopes that a deal might be done today. we are still waiting on that and we have seen no negotiations here at the headquarters where the negotiations have been taking place although b.a.r.t. expected a mediator to range such a meeting. all that said progress has been made today. late this afternoon the union representing a majority of b.a.r.t. workers said two issues remained, that is narrowed down from five before the week. the union and b.a.r.t. have been talking and both sides say work place issues separate the two sides from a deal. b.a.r.t. says it expected a mediator would have gotten both sides -- they expect both sides will get together to have meetings. the union said that b.a.r.t
FOX
Oct 21, 2013 7:00am PDT
returning to concord after hauling cars defaced with graffiti to richmond. the ntsb is looking into whether the strike played a role in the accident. >> we have downloaded and secured the data but have not had the opportunity to review the data. we're at the very start of the investigation. the accidents occur in an instant but take a great deal of time to investigate. >> the ntsb could question the operator as soon as today. stay with us to get all of the new developments about b.a.r.t. we'll be following the latest information about the strike and, of court, showing you the, of course, showing the morning commute. you can get updates on twitter. >>> there are multiple reports that facebook users are unable to post comments, pictures or send messages. this is the error message we got when we tried to post on our ktvu facebook page. users are unable to like other people's posts or pictures. news of the problem first surfaced when people pea ban -- began to tweet about it. no response about the problem so far. >>> new this morning, the 49ers are in london without aldon smith. but he
KOFY
Oct 20, 2013 7:00pm PDT
our live team coverage now to tell us what ntsb investigators found so far. reporter: you know, ntsb investigators in charge jim fouts finished speaking an hour ago. he says he wants to investigate exactly what happened with that train that killed two b.a.r.t. employees. he says this is no longer being treated as a criminal investigation. this week he and his team will interview everyone on the train at the time of the accident and the operator of the train will be tested for drugs and alcohol, which is standard operating procedure. >> just before 4:00 p.m. the train involved in the accident was moved from the scene and teen a secure location. ntsb investigator in charge says that mechanical inspections will be performed and they are collecting digital records and looking at safety protocols. >> a full inspection of the equipment, men can cal inspection of every operation on the train, inside and out, wheels, brakes, third rail, everything. >> officials have not said where the train was headed at the time of the accident, but did say it was being idea to transport employees for
ABC
Oct 22, 2013 11:00pm PDT
is off tonight. the ntsb plans to shutdown the track between pleasant hill and lafayette bart stations tomorrow from noon until 3:30. officials hillary enact what happened -- will reenact what happened leading up to the accident. john alston is live in walnut creek where a memorial is growing. >> this is the area where the two men were killed. tomorrow the ntsb will be running trains along this track and trying to reconstruct what happened. today they released some new information. the ntsb says the crash happened while bart was training workers to pick up passengers during the strike. bart claimed it was a routine maintenance run. >> there were two individuals being trained on the day of the accident. each trainee spent time in the operator seat for such training under the direct supervision of an experienced trainer. >> a horn was sounded before impact and the flat spots on the rear wheel suggest the emergency brakes were activated before impact. data, awed -- audio and video are being analyzed. the crash killed chris shepherd and larry daniels. they were given so-called sim
FOX
Oct 23, 2013 5:00am PDT
that could be to blame. >>> and we are live in walnut creek the ntsb will continue its investigation into a deadly bart accident. we'll tell you how this will effect your afternoon commute. >>> plus leaving san francisco city college for a new campus. some occupations the students -- some options the students have if the school shuts down. >>> good morning. this is a live look at the tracks between pleasant hill and lafayette. the bart trains are running this morning. you see them right there. some will be shut down for a few hours later today. we will tell you why. >>> good morning. welcome to a brand new day. it is wednesday, it is october 23rd i'm dave clark. >> and i'm claudine wong in for pam cook this morning. we want to check your weather and traffic. and steve, it was a little pockets of fog driving in today. something people should be aware of. >> yes. we have a thick fog out there. there is a dense fog advisory until 11:00. there will be other areas that get the thick fog. watch out visibility could be a quarter mile or zero. 40s and 50s. not much of a change.
ABC
Oct 22, 2013 6:00am PDT
navigate for breaking news updates. >> now the ntsb investigation into the bart train accident. federal investigators will we interview bart managers. a trainee was operating the train that killed two bart workers on saturday. the ntsb will not say if the emily see a manager who was being trained to operate the train. the investigators say the train was on automatic and going 60 to 70 miles per hour and a horn went off and emergency brakes allied. the ntsb will conduct a reenactment of the accident today. >> a man is dead following a police shooting in union city. it happened at 8:30 at an apartment on saturn way. police say they got a call of a domestic dispute and officers found a man who was determined to have outstanding warrants and was confrontational and threatened officers with a pipe of the one officer opened fire and killed a man and that officer was placed on standard leave during the investigation. >> now it is time to check in with leyla gulen who has been on top of the traffic all morning and moste in many places. >> indeed. with the bart trains now moving it is too little
NBC
Oct 20, 2013 11:00pm PDT
the two employees that were killed about a mile north of here. the ntsb is at the accident scene on a fact-finding mission. ntsb investigator in charge jim southworth arrived in walnut creek this afternoon. with a team of investigators examined the tracks, the signals and the train involved in the deadly accident. the train was in automatic mode when it struck the two maintenance workers who were looking into reports of a dip in the track yesterday afternoon. he said he hopes to interview the train operator tomorrow. >> basic questions on what he was doing that evening. what his job assignment was. how he goes about doing his job. we'll look at his training. >> b.a.r.t. says it was on a routine run and the person behind the carole was an experienced operator. but they said he was a b.a.r.t. manager training to replace employees and he hadn't operated a train in years. at a candlelight vigil, b.a.r.t. workers expressed their grief and their anger. >> like taking away one of our family member for no reason. there was no reason that train should have been there. >> i felt deeply sadden
ABC
Oct 23, 2013 6:00am PDT
workers over the weekend. the ntsb will shut down the tracks between pleasanton hill and laugh yet bart -- and lafayette bart from walnut creek from noon to 3:30 with a bus bridge to get around. there are new details about the accident that claimed the lives of chris shepard and larry daniels. they were given approval to be on the tracks. the ntsb says bart was training workers to pick up passengers during a strike. abc7 news, amy hollyfield, has more at 5:30. >>> authorities are revealing surveillance video to see who is behind damage at bart stations hit by graffiti taggers on the platform and the tracks. the police chief of bart says his officers and staff patroled the property during the strike but this is one of nine incidents on both sides of the bay. >> police in marin county are investigating how a man with gun wounded ended up at a fire station asking for help. the shooting victim is treated at the hospital. he was shot last night but police do not know how he made it to the fire station, a mile away. police have no suspects or motive. >> investigators will be back at the scene
KRON
Oct 23, 2013 4:00am PDT
by negotiators by a.c. transit. the ntsb will conduct a re-enactment on the bart accident that killed two workers saturday but we're also learning what might have happened saturday. the ntsb says larry daniels and chris shepherd were granted with what was called sample approval before going out on the track. that means both men were responsible for their own safety. we also note to trainees were in the car. the bart will not be running trains between lafayette and pleasant hill during the re- enactment. >>: now to a story on a seat on kron4. new out of antioch the family that owned two igbos kron4's jeff bush talked with the boy and his family about the new dogs living next door. >>: the scars are still there and will remain for the rest of 10 year-old hunter killed more to life. hunter was attacked by these two pit bulls back in august and spent several weeks in the hospital. his physical wounds will eventually hill but his mother a melody is or it what mental effect of the replacement tables will have on her son. >>: it's kind of interesting and disturbing at the same time especiall
KRON
Oct 20, 2013 8:00am PDT
4 news starts now. >> the bart train strike kills two people on the tracks. the ntsb is now getting involved. >> coa >> meantime its day three in the bart strike and still no deal. we'll have the latest coming up >> this just in to the kron 4 news room all three lanes have just opened in lafayette had just opened after six cars were involved with major injuries. after an accident at 5:30 a.m. let us check in with your traffic with robin. >> good morning not only are there problems in lafayette there is a crash on the bay bridge blocking several planes. there is no bart service. you should leave early this is a live look heading into san francisco with no problems at the toll plaza. however, west-80 04 treasure island on the new eastern span it is in the clearing phases but it is still blocking two of the lanes. as we mentioned that accident in lafayette it is lingering on eastbound 24. at one point it was blocking all lanes. towards walnut creek. if you normally take part but you need to plan early. that is a look at traffic and now, janu. >> good morning, robin. we are waking up to
NBC
Oct 23, 2013 5:00am PDT
apparently sounded. that's what investigators are saying. the ntsb said the lights and brakes worked on the train. today, they hope to figure out how to prevent something like this from ever happening again. >> what the ntsb typically will try to do is the reenactment and distance testing at the same time the accident occurred. >> this reenactment means that commuters will have to use a bus bridge between the lafayette and pleasant hill stations from noon until 3:30 this afternoon while the stations are closed. that also includes the walnut creek station out here. what they are going to do is provide bus bridges for you to get around. those will run every 15 minutes. reporting live in walnut creek, christie smith, "today in the bay." >> thanks so much. >>> a san francisco parks and rec worker accused of running and killing over a woman in holly park is expected in courted to. case cain with the charges the worker is now facing. good morning, chase. >> reporter: good morning, jon. a young mother was laying there near the tree with her baby and her dog when authorities say a park worke
CBS
Oct 23, 2013 6:00am PDT
the reenactment is critical. >> reporter: the ntsb investigation continues here along the bart tracks in walnut creek. today's reenactment is going to be a big part of that investigation. here's what you need to know if you are a bart rider and you're planning on using the service this afternoon. bart is going to have a bus bridge in place. they will take passengers between pleasant hill and lafayette via bus. the bart tracks will be closed from noon until 3:30 this afternoon. so the ntsb can reenact that accident that killed two workers on the tracks on saturday. now, yesterday, the feds announced that the workers had received what's known as simple approval to work on the tracks that afternoon. . >> the inspector and consultant were supposed to remain together during their activity and one of the pair was to be the lookout. >> reporter: that simple approval meant the responsibility for their safety was on themselves. investigators spent much of yesterday trying to calculate the speed of the train. it shows signs of an attempted emergency stop and at this point there doesn't a
ABC
Oct 20, 2013 5:30pm PDT
us what ntsb investigators found so far. reporter: you know, ntsb investigators in charge jim fouts finished speaking an hour ago. he says he wants to investigate exactly what happened with that train that killed two b.a.r.t. employees. he says this is no longer being treated as a criminal investigation. this week he and his team will interview everyone on the train at the time of the accident and the operator of the train will be tested for drugs and alcohol, which is standard operating procedure. >> just before 4:00 p.m. the train involved in the accident was moved from the scene and teen a secure location. ntsb investigator in charge says that mechanical inspections will be performed and they are collecting digital records and looking at safety protocols. >> a full inspection of the equipment, men can cal inspection of every operation on the train, inside and out, wheels, brakes, third rail, everything. >> officials have not s
ABC
Oct 23, 2013 1:05am PDT
tonight. the ntsb plans to shutdown the track between pleasant hill and lafayette bart stations tomorrow unti noon until 3:30. officials hillary enact what happened -- will reenact what happened leading up to the accident. john alston is live in walnut creek where a memorial is growing. >> this is the area where the two men were killed. tomorrow the ntsb will be running trains along this track and trying to reconstruct what happened. today they released some new information. the ntsb says the crash happened while bart was training workers to pass up passengers during the strike. bart claimed it was a routine maintenance run. >> there were two individuals being trained on the day of the accident. each trainee spent time in the operator seat for such training under the direct supervision of an experienced trainer. >> a horn was sounded before impact and the flat spots on the rear wheel suggest the emergency brakes were activated before impact. data, awed -- audio and video are being analyzed. the crash killed chris shepherd and larry daniels. they were given so-called simple approval to be
CBS
Oct 21, 2013 5:00pm PDT
investigator for the ntsb confirmed today that it was a trainee, someone who was learning how to operate trains, who was at the helm when that bart train crashed into two people who were working on the tracks on saturday. in all, there were six people on the train, two of those individuals were training. it was described as a maintenance and training run. and the train was in automatic mode. the computers were operating the train. but today, the investigators were able to interview the person who was at the controls at the time of the accident. >> we conducted extensive interviews with four employees today. these interviews were conducted to obtain information relative to dispatching, track inspection and operator training activities at the time of the accident. this activity took the entire day to complete. >> reporter: investigators were also able to examine the signal system and what they call mechanical, which is really described as the rolling equipment. they say this train was going about 60 to 70 miles an hour when it had that accident. the ntsb has also requested data from bart a
FOX
Oct 22, 2013 10:00pm PDT
. >> reporter: the ntsb says they'll do a reenactment tomorrow. one thing they will look at is how two men were unable to escape the upcoming train. everything was working properly, they've also completed interviews with the two trainees and supervisors at the time of the deadly accident. the train operator did honk his horn and the two men working on the track had received verbal approval from b.a.r.t. dispatch to do their work. >> to allow them to go on or near the live track. the responsibility of their safety is on themselves. >> reporter: the average speed for a b.a.r.t. train on this section of track is about 70 miles per hour. according to b.a.r.t., it takes a train going that speed about five second to travel .1 of a mile and if you stand right next to the tracks you only hear the train about three seconds before it zips by. the b.a.r.t. tracks where the accident happen run parallel to 680. and the noise from freeway traffic is constant in the background making it even more difficult to hear anything. the ntsb says b.a.r.t. procedures call for one person to act as a look out whenev
ABC
Oct 20, 2013 11:00pm PDT
on the deadly accident that killed two bart workers. the ntsb has taken over the investigation. the two victims have been identified x but the name of the train operator has not been released. and right now the bart labor strike is still underway with no negotiations scheduled. a special bart board meeting is scheduled for tomorrow. the victims were members of the union. we have team coverage on the developing story and we begin with abc7 news reporter lilian kim with what we have learned about the victims. lilian? >> ama, both men are said to have had extensive experience. we are at the lake merritt bart station and these candles have been put here in their memory. >> very dedicated, well loved, honorable. >> the senior track engineer worked at bart for nearly three years. he and a contractor were inspecting the tracks when a bart train on a routine maintenance front hit and killed them. he lived in hayward and leaves a wife and two grown children. >> the family is grieving. they are in a state of shock to put it mildly. >> the contractor has been identified as larry daniels from o
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